Coconut Macadamia Nut Granola (GF, Vegan + Refined SF)
This Coconut Macadamia Nut Granola is the perfect breakfast or snack. Paired with yogurt and berries, this is my favorite breakfast! This easy recipe is gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free.
Granola is on and off one of my favorite breakfast foods. When I have it in my kitchen, homemade and delicious and packed with all my favorite things, I devour the stuff like it’s going out of style. This Coconut Pecan Granola definitely inspired that reaction, and last summer I probably made about 5 or 6 batches of it. But I definitely go through breakfast obsession rotations, and granola sometimes gets kicked to the back burner.
Well, this recipe sure has gotten granola back on it’s game. Oh! Nuts sent me some gorgeous, huge macadamia nuts and upon seeing them I knew I needed to make some tropical, summery granola. Clearly, that meant a heavy dose of coconut in my eyes – never a bad thing.
Of course, you can totally leave out the coconut shavings and the coconut extract if you’re not into it – but I wouldn’t mess with the coconut oil! It’s full of healthy fats, it’s way healthier than vegetable oil, and doesn’t leave a real coconut flavor.
I personally, am not a dried fruit person. I like it when it is on its own and I’ll grab an occasional handful of raisins or craisins, but please don’t put it in my food. Gross. I’m a firm believer that raisins should never be in cookies. However, if you like dried fruit in your granola, I highly recommend dried, chopped pineapple or mango, or even banana chips. Keep it tropical! Keep it fun! Keep it summery! Woo!
My favorite way to eat this is over yogurt, but keep it vegan with some almond milk or coconut milk yogurt – mmmm deliciousness. It’s filling and will definitely keep you satisfied until lunch. Best of all, it takes 5 minutes to mix up and 30 minutes to bake, so you’ll be eating it pretty darn quickly. Keep it stored in an airtight container and it’ll stay fresh for a while, if it lasts that long (doubtful).
Enjoy! And remember to let me know how you like it/what changes you made if you do make it, I love to hear how my recipes work for you all!Print
Coconut Macadamia Nut Granola
- 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (use certified GF oats to keep GF)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 cup macadamia nuts
- 1 cup unsweetened shaved coconut
- Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, and macadamia nuts. In a smaller bowl, mix together remaining ingredients and stir until fully incorporated. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir together until the dry ingredients are completely coated.
- Pour mixture onto prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every fifteen minutes to ensure even cooking. Remove from oven and allow to cool entirely (I like to press mine down a bit right when it gets out of the oven so I get chunky granola, depends on your preference). When it’s fully cooled, store in an airtight container for up to a month.
This looks so good! I am definitely in a tropical flavors mood lately (blame summer) and have been using tons of macadamia nuts. Luckily I have some left over to make some of this when my current granola stash runs out!
I could snack on this ALL DAY!
Rachel, this sounds so delicious!! And such gorgeous photos!
This looks DELICIOUS!
Love this! Gorgeous pictures too!
Yum! This granola looks amazeballs. I would put dates in there, but that just coz I’m crazy for dates.
Mm, that actually sounds good! I would never think to put dates in granola, but it definitely sounds like a lovely addition.
Gorgeous granola Rachel!! I have macadamia nuts! I feel some breakfast coming on…
Oh yum this sounds so good – I love all the coconut in here! I’m the same way with breakfast – I do these massive rotations and forget about things for awhile and then remember and then they’re back in heavy rotation for a bit! And on the cycle goes … lol
This sounds so good! It has all my favorite things. I can’t wait to try it.
This looks addictive and I love the coconut in it. Love!
this looks so delicious! i LOVE granola and with coconut and macadamia nuts… yum!
I used to think that I hated coconut, but it turns out I just hate fake coconut. I love those huge gorgeous flakes like you used, I like Bob’s Red Mill a lot right now.
I’ve always loved coconut, but since I discovered those big flakes, I can’t go back to the stringy sweetened stuff. No comparison!
I’d dangerously snack on this all day long. Oh yum!
I never really eat granola, but I don’t know why because you make it look amazing!
I don’t think raisins should ever be in cookies either! Your granola looks delicious! Definitely one of the more original recipes I’ve seen and I’ve been on a Macadamia Nut kick recently. Pinning it so I remember to give it a try! :)
Granola is quite possibly one of my favorite foods on the planet. I love trying out new recipes too. Adding macadamia nuts = brilliant!
I love granola, I could eat it all day, everyday. Yours sounds delicious!
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Just thought you’d be interested to know that in New Zealand the only hemp food product commercially available is hemp seed oil. It is illegal to sell or purchase hemp seeds for human consumption. A little annoying, since so many US recipes call for them. I made this granola using pine nuts, and am very happy with the result! More of a chewy granola rather than a crunchy one, it is delicious and something I see myself making on a regular basis. I love breakfast, and am always on the lookout for great recipes :) Thanks!
Love all your receipes ! In Australia hemp seeds are super expensive and cost an arm and a leg ! Is there any alternative to use instead of hemp seeds ?
Can’t wait to make these with my Australian macadamia this weekend!
Hi Shree! You can just leave the hemp seeds out – the recipe will still work without them since it’s such a small amount, mostly there for nutritional benefit. Enjoy!
These coconut macadamia nut granola are so Instagrammable and adorable! It is very decadent, and the people in my office are happy today! Thx Rachel!
So glad everyone was loving it Jill! Thanks so much for your kind words.
Definitely, your coconut macadamia nut granola is awesomeness! This is a great recipe Rachel, as you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely, in fact, have made it again since. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much for the love and feedback Bella – so glad you’re loving this recipe!!
My go to granola recipe! I make it all the time! Its so good!
So glad you love it, Alexa! One of my faves too :D